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Upcoming Free Webinars

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Guest post by Angela Schneider, Northeastern Wisconsin CE Partnership (NEWI)

Visit the NEWI calendar of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you may attend from where you are. There’s a lot to choose from, so here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you:

Click the event title to learn more and register.


Introduction to Plain Language
Thursday November 9, 1:00-2:30 pm (Zoom)
Have you ever wanted to get your message across clearer and faster? Using plain language may be the answer! Plain language can make any type of writing more accessible, from emails and memos to reports and marketing materials. This virtual training introduces strategies for word choice, font selection, grammar use, user testing, and more that help us communicate quickly and effectively with both native and nonnative English speakers. Join us to learn how people across Wisconsin—and across the globe—rely on plain language to save time, money, work, and frustration by promoting better understanding and customer satisfaction.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in education, programming and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, gender, creed, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental, arrest or conviction record, or veteran status.







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De-escalation and Recovery Webinar – December 14 at 1pm
Over the past several years, studies have begun to reveal significant trauma experienced by staff in public libraries due to aggressive patron behaviors, including verbal abuse, harassment, physical safety concerns, and drug and alcohol issues. To help address some of the challenges faced by library workers, this workshop will explore concepts of secondary traumatic stress (STS), burnout, and compassion fatigue and identify strategies to manage difficult work dynamics. Resources and tips on de-escalation, setting healthy boundaries, and engaging in ethical practice will be discussed. Finally, ideas on creating a supportive culture will be shared.

Event hosted by South Central Library System
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Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference – January 24-25, 2024
There are Opening and Closing Sessions, as well as tracks in Marketing, Management, Programming, and Internal Communications. There are 14 sessions total. Read more here.

At Your Leisure - Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Tech Days Wisconsin: View the recordings and access resources from our 2023 events anytime.

Empowering Communities with Creativity, CRAFT & HOBBYWe are all beautifully creative humans. The more creativity we can invite into our day-to-day lives the more fulfilling, interesting and meaningful our lives become. This webinar will dig deeper into the power of creativity and why investing in creativity is so important to communities. With the upcoming launch of CRAFT & HOBBY, creativity as a community resource can become a reality.

Privacy and Wisconsin Public Libraries Tutorials for Frontline Staff and Managers: Wisconsin public library workers now have access to a tutorial covering the basics of privacy and public libraries, with specific attention to Wisconsin laws. On-demand, with modules for frontline staff and managers. Earn 1hr CE credit for completing all 4 modules.

Past NEWI-sponsored Webinars: Don’t forget to revisit some of our past webinars, including the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference. Earn 1-1.5 CE hours for each recording. Find links to recordings for on demand viewing on WWWC, Trustee Training, Tech Days, and the Fundraising/Grant series here: Past Events | NEWI: Northeastern Wisconsin CE Partnership (

See the Wisconsin Libraries Professional Learning Calendar for conferences and other webinars from in-state providers.

NEWI is a continuing education (CE) partnership of library systems located in Northeastern Wisconsin. The NEWI website aims to be a central source of CE info for staff working at libraries in four library systems: Manitowoc‐Calumet Library System (MCLS), Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), and Winnefox Library System (WLS).

For questions about this information, contact Beth Tomev (608) 266-7410

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